Making airport runways and roads safer!

ASFT making roads safer


Friction is vital for an efficient flow of people and goods. Motorcycles, cars, trucks & buses all depend on friction between road and tires. Many road accidents occur unnecessary due to a lack of understanding of or interest in surface friction. This can be greatly reduced by implementing simple procedures with a reliable surface friction testing program the year around – regardless of season.


ASFT making airport runways safer


Friction is vital for an efficient flow of people and goods. Airplanes depend on friction between runway and tires. When a few hundred tons of aircraft is landing, sufficient friction levels are needed to halt the aircraft before the end of the landing strip.

Friction is also needed to control and steer the aircraft during landing and takeoff. Both ICAO and FAA require commercial airports to know the friction level on the runway and have full control over the landing and take-off conditions.

There is an operational need for reliable and uniform information concerning the friction characteristics of runways. Contaminants such as rubber deposits, dust particles, jet fuel, oil spillage, water, snow, ice and slush all cause friction loss.

Airport Surface Friction Tester (ASFT) is the world's leading manufacturer of Continuous Friction Measuring Equipment (CFME). ASFT friction measuring equipment is fully approved by UK CAA CAP683, Swedish CAA, FAA and ICAO. We supply friction measuring equipment and weather monitoring systems that meet the need of any airport, and our CFME are currently in use at more than 300 airports around the world.




ASFT and Saab Security launches a partnership where ASFT and Saab Security cooperate in developing and marketing IT-systems and products for weather monitoring at airports.

ASFT now offer computerised technology: for the detection of the freezing point, precipitation monitoring, ground frost measuring, ice warnings, systems for monitoring ice deposit growth as well as colour/IR camera systems. The technology is purpose-built for stationary or mobile use.

With these systems, ASFT offer airports and/or authorities in colder regions the technology to help save lives in a still cost-effective way.